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Preview of NRL Round 19 with Best Bets for every game

The following NRL Round 19 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


Parramatta Eels vs Canterbury Bulldogs

July 19, 2018 7:50 pm @ ANZ Stadium
Odds: Eels $1.70, Bulldogs $2.15

Betting preview of the Eels versus the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on Thursday.

Eels Form:

In Round 18, the Eels suffered a close loss against the Knights by 2 points at McDonald Jones Stadium. After the defeat, they extended their losing streak to 3 matches. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 3-14 record. They’ve struggled for points as they score 14 per match. While in defence, they concede 23 points per match, which ranks 14th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 – Eels 16, Knights 18 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 2 – Eels 18, Dragons 20 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 18 – Eels 24, Rabbitohs 42 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 6 – Eels 20, Cowboys 14 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 26 – Eels 4, Knights 30 – Round 13, 2018

Bulldogs Form:

In Round 18, the Bulldogs were easily beaten against the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium by 18 points. The Bulldogs are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 4-13 record. They’ve scored on average 16 points per match. In defence, they allow 21 points and that ranks 10th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 18 – Bulldogs 6, Rabbitohs 24 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 4 – Bulldogs 28, Raiders 32 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 20 – Bulldogs 36, Knights 16 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 22 – Bulldogs 10, Titans 32 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 2 – Bulldogs 16, Dragons 18 – Round 14, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Bulldogs: 10-7
Last 2 Meetings:

Bulldogs won by 8 points – Round 10, 2018 – Bulldogs 20, Eels 12 @ ANZ Stadium
Eels won by 16 points – Round 22, 2017 – Eels 20, Bulldogs 4 @ ANZ Stadium

Prediction:

Both teams are really poor in attack, so I can see the unders being the best bet. It’s 8-1 when the two sides meet and it’s trending at ANZ this season.
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Cronulla Sharks vs Canberra Raiders

July 20, 2018 6:00 pm @ Shark Park
Odds: Sharks $1.53, Raiders $2.50

Betting preview of the Sharks versus the Raiders at Shark Park on Friday.

Sharks Form:

The Sharks won in Round 18 as they comfortably beat the Panthers 24-12. They are sitting 6th on the ladder with a 11-6 record. They are scoring 19 ppg, which ranks 7th in the NRL. In defence, they allow on average 17 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 12 – Sharks 24, Panthers 12 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 3 – Sharks 18, Warriors 15 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 4 – Sharks 16, Broncos 20 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 8 – Sharks 24, Tigers 16 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 8 – Sharks 14, Rabbitohs 22 – Round 13, 2018

Raiders Form:

In Round 18, the Raiders won against the Cowboys by 26 points at GIO Stadium. They are just outside the top eight with a 8-9 record. They’re scoring 24 ppg (2nd in the NRL) and allow 21 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 26 – Raiders 38, Cowboys 12 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 4 – Raiders 32, Bulldogs 28 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 4 – Raiders 22, Broncos 26 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 36 – Raiders 48, Tigers 12 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 1 – Raiders 22, Panthers 23 – Round 14, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Sharks: 9-8
Last 2 Meetings:

Sharks won by 8 points – Round 10, 2018 – Sharks 24, Raiders 16 @ GIO Stadium
Raiders won by 18 points – Round 22, 2017 – Raiders 30, Sharks 12 @ Shark Park

Prediction:

This should be a close encounter with both sides in good form. The Raiders are aiming for a top 8 finish and they’ve won the last 4 at Shark Park. The Sharks have a great defence and should keep this close.
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Brisbane Broncos vs Penrith Panthers

July 20, 2018 7:50 pm @ Suncorp Stadium
Odds: Broncos $1.92, Panthers $1.92

Betting preview of the Broncos versus the Panthers at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.

Broncos Form:

For the Broncos, they were well beaten against the Warriors last round by 20 points at Suncorp Stadium. After Round 18, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 10-7 record. They are scoring 19 ppg, which ranks 8th in the NRL. In defence, they allow an average of 21 points.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 20 – Broncos 6, Warriors 26 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 34 – Broncos 34, Titans 0 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 4 – Broncos 26, Raiders 22 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 4 – Broncos 20, Sharks 16 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 16 – Broncos 16, Storm 32 – Round 14, 2018

Panthers Form:

The Panthers were easily beaten against the Sharks last round by 12 points at Panthers Stadium. After Round 18, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 11-6 record. They are scoring 21 ppg, which ranks 5th in the NRL. In defence, they allow an average of just 15 points.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 12 – Panthers 12, Sharks 24 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 32 – Panthers 36, Warriors 4 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 8 – Panthers 10, Sea Eagles 18 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 26 – Panthers 6, Roosters 32 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 1 – Panthers 23, Raiders 22 – Round 14, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Panthers: 6-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Broncos won by 7 points – Semi Final, 2017 – Broncos 13, Panthers 6 @ Suncorp Stadium
Broncos won by 14 points – Round 9, 2017 – Broncos 32, Panthers 18 @ Suncorp Stadium

Prediction:

The two can’t be split in the betting so I can see both sides clearing 13 points fairly easily.
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Newcastle Knights vs Gold Coast Titans

July 21, 2018 3:00 pm @ McDonald Jones Stadium
Odds: Knights $1.97, Titans $1.87

Betting preview of the Knights versus the Titans at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday.

Knights Form:

For the Knights, they survived against the Eels by 2 points last round at McDonald Jones Stadium. The Knights are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 7-10 record. They’ve scored on average 17 points per match. In defence, they allow 26 points and that ranks 16th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 – Knights 18, Eels 16 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 20 – Knights 16, Bulldogs 36 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 18 – Knights 10, Storm 28 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 2 – Knights 16, Roosters 18 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 26 – Knights 30, Eels 4 – Round 13, 2018

Titans Form:

The Titans only just lost against the Roosters last week as they lost 20-12. The Titans are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 6-11 record. They’ve scored on average 18 points per match. In defence, they allow 24 points and that ranks 15th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 8 – Titans 12, Roosters 20 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 34 – Titans 0, Broncos 34 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 18 – Titans 30, Tigers 12 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 22 – Titans 32, Bulldogs 10 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 2 – Titans 16, Rabbitohs 18 – Round 14, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Tied: 7-7
Last 2 Meetings:

Titans won by 7 points – Round 11, 2018 – Titans 33, Knights 26 @ CBus Super Stadium
Titans won by 30 points – Round 9, 2017 – Titans 38, Knights 8 @ CBus Super Stadium

Prediction:

The Knights are underdogs at home which seems strange. They have Mitchell Pearce and will be looking to end the season on a high.
Knights WIN $1.97

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Wests Tigers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

July 21, 2018 5:30 pm @ ANZ Stadium
Odds: Tigers $3.25, Rabbitohs $1.34

Betting preview of the Tigers versus the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

Tigers Form:

The Tigers survived in Round 18 as they just won against the Dragons 20-16. They are just outside the top eight with a 8-9 record. They’re scoring 15 ppg (15th in the NRL) and allow 18 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 4 – Tigers 20, Dragons 16 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 18 – Tigers 12, Titans 30 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 36 – Tigers 12, Raiders 48 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 8 – Tigers 16, Sharks 24 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 2 – Tigers 14, Roosters 16 – Round 13, 2018

Rabbitohs Form:

The Rabbitohs won in Round 18 as they comfortably beat the Bulldogs 24-6. They are on a 9 match winning streak. They’re the top side in the NRL with a 13-4 record. They are scoring 25 ppg (1st in the NRL) and allow just 16 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 18 – Rabbitohs 24, Bulldogs 6 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 1 – Rabbitohs 21, Cowboys 20 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 18 – Rabbitohs 42, Eels 24 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 2 – Rabbitohs 18, Titans 16 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 8 – Rabbitohs 22, Sharks 14 – Round 13, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Rabbitohs: 10-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Rabbitohs won by 20 points – Round 10, 2017 – Rabbitohs 28, Tigers 8 @ ANZ Stadium
Tigers won by 16 points – Round 1, 2017 – Tigers 34, Rabbitohs 18 @ ANZ Stadium

Prediction:

The Tigers are looking back to their best and I think they can challenge the flying Rabbitohs. They’ve won 4 of the last 5 at ANZ against them and Robbie Farah will be looking to hurt his former side in the middle of park after dominating the Dragons last week.
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North Queensland Cowboys vs St George Dragons

July 21, 2018 7:30 pm @ 1300Smiles Stadium
Odds: Cowboys $2.50, Dragons $1.53

Betting preview of the Cowboys versus the Dragons at 1300Smiles Stadium on Saturday.

Cowboys Form:

The Cowboys were well beaten against the Raiders last week as they lost 12-38. After the defeat, they extended their losing streak to 4 matches. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 4-13 record. They rank 14th in the NRL for points scored (16) and 12th for points allowed (21).

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 26 – Cowboys 12, Raiders 38 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 1 – Cowboys 20, Rabbitohs 21 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 7 – Cowboys 16, Warriors 23 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 6 – Cowboys 14, Eels 20 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 14 – Cowboys 26, Sea Eagles 12 – Round 13, 2018

Dragons Form:

In Round 18, the Dragons only just lost against the Tigers at Jubilee Oval by 4 points. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 12-5 record. In attack, they are scoring 24 ppg, which ranks 3rd in the NRL. In defence, they allow 18 points per match and that ranks 6th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 4 – Dragons 16, Tigers 20 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 22 – Dragons 30, Storm 52 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 2 – Dragons 20, Eels 18 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 24 – Dragons 32, Sea Eagles 8 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 2 – Dragons 18, Bulldogs 16 – Round 14, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Tied: 5-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Dragons won by 6 points – Round 7, 2017 – Dragons 28, Cowboys 22 @ WIN Stadium
Dragons won by 4 points – Round 12, 2016 – Dragons 14, Cowboys 10 @ WIN Stadium

Prediction:

This is the toughest game of the week to pick with both sides in horrible form. The Cowboys haven’t scored points at home this season and the Dragons aren’t finding success in attack. So the unders should get up in a close finish.
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New Zealand Warriors vs Melbourne Storm

July 22, 2018 2:00 pm @ Mt Smart Stadium
Odds: Warriors $2.28, Storm $1.64

Betting preview of the Warriors versus the Storm at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday.

Warriors Form:

In Round 18, the Warriors won against the Broncos by 20 points at Suncorp Stadium. After Round 18, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 11-6 record. They are scoring 19 ppg, which ranks 9th in the NRL. In defence, they allow an average of 19 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 20 – Warriors 26, Broncos 6 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 32 – Warriors 4, Panthers 36 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 3 – Warriors 15, Sharks 18 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 7 – Warriors 23, Cowboys 16 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 20 – Warriors 34, Sea Eagles 14 – Round 14, 2018

Storm Form:

The Storm survived in Round 18 as they just beat the Sea Eagles 14-13. They have now won 6 matches in a row. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 12-5 record. In attack, they are scoring 23 ppg, which ranks 4th in the NRL. In defence, they allow 15 points per match and that ranks 2nd in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 1 – Storm 14, Sea Eagles 13 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 22 – Storm 52, Dragons 30 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 1 – Storm 9, Roosters 8 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 18 – Storm 28, Knights 10 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 16 – Storm 32, Broncos 16 – Round 14, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Storm: 11-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Storm won by 40 points – Round 8, 2018 – Storm 50, Warriors 10 @ AAMI Park
Storm won by 6 points – Round 9, 2017 – Storm 20, Warriors 14 @ AAMI Park

Prediction:

The Storm have the wood over the Warriors with 5 straight wins, including a 50-10 thrashing this season. The Warriors are 0-3 at Mt Smart and 0-2 when they face the Storm. So get on the Storm here.
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Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters

July 22, 2018 4:10 pm @ Brookvale Oval
Odds: Sea Eagles $2.55, Roosters $1.53

Betting preview of the Sea Eagles versus the Roosters at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.

Sea Eagles Form:

In Round 18, the Sea Eagles suffered a close loss against the Storm by 1 point at Brookvale Oval. The Sea Eagles are sitting in the bottom eight after a 5-12 record. They’re scoring 19 points per match and allow 22 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 1 – Sea Eagles 13, Storm 14 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 8 – Sea Eagles 18, Panthers 10 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 24 – Sea Eagles 8, Dragons 32 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 20 – Sea Eagles 14, Warriors 34 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 14 – Sea Eagles 12, Cowboys 26 – Round 13, 2018

Roosters Form:

In Round 18, the Roosters just won against the Titans by 8 points at CBus Super Stadium. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 11-6 record. In attack, they are scoring 20 ppg, which ranks 6th in the NRL. In defence, they allow 14 points per match and that ranks 1st in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 8 – Roosters 20, Titans 12 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 1 – Roosters 8, Storm 9 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 26 – Roosters 32, Panthers 6 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 2 – Roosters 18, Knights 16 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 2 – Roosters 16, Tigers 14 – Round 13, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Sea Eagles: 8-7
Last 2 Meetings:

Roosters won by 2 points – Round 9, 2018 – Roosters 22, Sea Eagles 20 @ Allianz Stadium
Sea Eagles won by 18 points – Round 22, 2017 – Sea Eagles 36, Roosters 18 @ Brookvale Oval

Prediction:

Manly are playing well enough to trouble the Roosters and they should be confident at Brookvale. They beat them in the last encounter here and only lost by 2 points in the earlier meeting this season.
Sea Eagles +5.5 $1.92

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